My Choice® (Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) is a single-dose emergency contraceptive pill that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Levonorgestrel is the same active ingredient as in regular birth control pills with this ingredient—just at a single, higher dose, and works by delaying ovulation. My Choice® is comparable to Plan B One Step Emergency Contraceptive, but My Choice® is much more affordable.
The sooner you take emergency contraception, the more effective it is. You should use the My Choice® emergency contraceptive (EC) pill within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex. The My Choice® EC pill is a backup or emergency method, and not a replacement for birth control, you can use when:
The My Choice® emergency contraceptive (EC) pill is one tablet with levonorgestrel (1.5mg), a hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for several decades. The My Choice® EC pill contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than daily birth control pills with this ingredient and works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that the My Choice® EC pill may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).
My Choice® will not harm a current pregnancy or prevent a pregnancy in someone who is already pregnant.
If you’re experiencing an adverse event or side effect after taking My Choice® Emergency Contraceptive pill, please call 1-800-818-4555.